Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daily Special for George Rivas

The accused leader of the 'Texas 7," a group of hardened criminals who escaped from prison in 2000 and went on a crime spree that left a police officer dead, was executed in Texas tonight.

George Rivas apologized to the family of his victim, told his own family that he loved them, then gave a shout out to his fellow death row inmates, saying, "You have my courtesy and respect."

Since Texas did away with special last meal requests in 2011, Rivas was served the same "daily special" as all the other prisoners; barbecued chicken, beans, potato salad, and yellow cake with chocolate icing.

Moormann Munches Pre-Mortem Meal

Robert Moormann, sentenced to death for killing and dismembering his adoptive mother, was executed today by the state of Arizona. Defense attorneys argued at various times that Moormann was insane or mentally deficient, but one state psychiatrist had a different opinion, saying, "This man was born condemned. Mr. Moormann may be the worst piece of protoplasm you'll ever see."

For his last meal, Moormann requested a double hamburger, French fries, two beef burritos, two containers of rocky road ice cream, and three RC colas.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Robert Waterhouse: "Two" Evil to Live

Convicted killer Robert Waterhouse was executed in Florida tonight, and apparently old Robert had a bit of a Noah complex. He murdered two women, and for his last meal he ordered two pork chops, two eggs sunny side up, two slices of toast, two beverages (a pint of milk and a pint of orange juice) and two desserts (cherry pie and butter pecan ice cream). It's just a shame they could only executed him once. 

Waterhouse killed his victims with excessive brutality. He once remarked that he "liked women who liked to be slapped," but he apparently enjoyed beating up those who didn't like it, either.

The aunt who raised Waterhouse blamed his mental state on injuries he sustained in a car crash at the age of 18. After the wreck, "something went phooey in his mind," she said.

"Phooey" indeed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Steak & Twizzlers for Edwin Turner

I've been curious to see what convicted killer Edwin Turner would choose for his last meal. It's been widely reported that after a string of convenience store robberies that left two men dead, Turner and his partner-in-crime went home and ate shrimp and cinnamon rolls before bed. Anyone who would combine those two menu items has a "creative" palate, to say the least.

Turner, who was executed by lethal injection in Mississippi today, actually assembled a fairly nice combination of foods for his final meal. He requested a porterhouse steak (medium rare), fried shrimp with cocktail sauce, Texas toast, a salad with Russian dressing, iced tea--and a pack of red Twizzlers.

At least he chose red Twizzlers, which is the proper accompaniment for steak. Black Twizzlers pair well with chicken or pork dishes and--as all sophisticated diners know--only a heathen would order Twizzlers with seafood, no matter what the color.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Death Row Valentines for your Cell Block Sweetie

Valentine's Day will be here soon, and love is in the air--even on death row!